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want to say thank you to the american people. i also want to say to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. i know that his supporters are just as engaged and just as enthusiastic. just as hard today. >> reporter: voter turnout seemed heavy. this was colorado, one of the battle ground states. other swing states today. new hampshire and virginia. voters lined up in many polling places. wisconsin, snow on election day. this was cleveland airport at midday. mitt romney's plane, paul ryan's and nearby, vice president biden's plane. they were all in ohio. romney and ryan headed to a volunteer center. stopping in a wendy's. >> hey, judy, this is mitt romney. how are you? >> reporter: biden, too, stopped in a restaurant. just a few more hours and they get the first returns. >>> we have more live team coverage in virginia and across the entire d.c. area. it has been a busy day. the northern virginia bureau chief julie carey is live in richmond and tonight all eyes are on the battleground states. julie? >> reporter: well, especially virginia. virginia is considered the state
dash. president obama and mitt romney race across the country today looking for last-minute votes. good evening, everybody, i'm jim handly. jim rosenfield is on assignment tonight. it is the final sprint to election day, and the latest nbc news/wall street journal poll confirms a nearly deadlocked rate. 48-47%. candidates are crisscrossing the country tonight. brian mooar follows them as they make their final case to voters. >> just two more days. >> reporter: two days before voters go to the polls. republican nominee mitt romney and president obama were fighting for votes in the battleground states. >> florida, in two days, you've got a choice to make. >> reporter: the final nbc news poll before the election shows the candidates are in a dead heat. president obama with a 48% to 47% lead. but the president's handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. >> you don't know what crisis the next president is going to confirm. >> reporter: in ohio, governor romney is six points down. that's forcing him to look to other states like iowa. >> we can do better, a better america,
's going to go to colorado now and will spend the night in columbus, ohio. meanwhile, mitt romney is rallying support on a campaign swing through virginia. steve handelsman on capitol hill now with the latest on this. >> reporter: besides virginia, and the other battlegrounds, both sides now have their eyes on a few other states that they either hope or fear might alter the election calculation. it's that close. the nine swing states still matter most. mitt romney went to virginia, a swing state where the polls show the race tied, and made his closing argument. >> if the president were to be reelected, you'll see high levels of unemployment continue, and stalled wage growth. if any wage growth at all, like we've seen over the last few years. >> reporter: his new ad is positive. >> mitt romney understands business. knows how to create jobs. and get our economy moving. >> reporter: but the former governor's path to a win looks difficult. in today's nbc news marist poll, romney's down by 6% in iowa, closer in new hampshire and wisconsin. that's where air force one went today, green b
he's in cincinnati, ohio. >> reporter: governor mitt romney began his last state push in florida. >> we could begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow, and with the vote of the people in florida, that's exactly what could happen. >> if you're tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lineso early voting in ohio have been long, but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i'm putting in over these four days. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> we're just calling to remind you your v
revenue under the right conditions. >> reporter: conceding his loss, mitt romney called for compromise. >> at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> reporter: how did the people of america reject romney? one reason is, our population has changed. a smaller share of whites voted, down to 72% of the total. more minorities voting, more young people. changes that favor democrats like barack obama. he reached out last night to romney backers. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. >> reporter: some republicans say they better learn, from an election that gave barack obama four more years. bipartisanship will get the media test,he dreaded fiscal cliff. automatic across-the-board tax hikes and deep defense spending cuts. just seven weeks away. steve handelsman, news4. >>> thanks, steve. not much changed on thrill as a result of the election. republicans kept a lock on the house of representatives. 233 to 193. democrats maintain control of
. after the storm president obama and governor mitt romney are fighting for votes. while voters in maryland are still lined up for hours. we begin with steve handelsman. he's on capitol hill. steve? >> doreen, thanks. it's a numbers game. four days to go. 7.9%. that's the new unemployment number. in the race for the white house both sides tonight are disagreeing about the meaning of that. but they agree about the importance of the number 18. the electoral votes of the state of ohio. and both sides badly want them. so close to the end you know they're in ohio. mitt romney in aetna. >> i'm counting on you. >> reporter: president obama in hilliard taking credit for the auto bailout. >> it paid off in toledo. where chrysler's adding more than 1,000 new jobs on a second shift. not in china. right here in ohio. >> reporter: it paid off for him. a two-point lead in ohio polls. >> compaes hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> reporter: it's the last jobs report before the vote. 7.9% unemployment, slightly worse. 171,000 new jobs, better than expecte
with 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. the president carried every state he won in 2008 except indiana and north carolina. with a record number of votes cast, florida's secretary of state says president obama only won by about 74,000 votes. that's enough to avoid an automatic recount, though, like the one triggered in 2000's in his first weekly radio address, president obama talked about the upcoming fisk's clifr and urged congress to extend middle class tax cuts right away. >> something we all agree on. the taxes on middle class families should not go up. congress should perm fementally e permanently extend the middle class tax cuts. >> they meet at the white house next week. republicans say they're open to adding revenue to bring down the deficit, but they won't agree to higher tax rates for the wealthy. >>> nice break today from some of the chilly, wet fall weather we've been having lately. we saw 60s today. will it continue tomorrow? that's the question for storm team 4 metrologist chuck bell here now to tell us what we can expect. hi, chuck. >> hey there, jim. good evening
and medicare. raising the minimum ages to start. it's the same debate president obama had with mitt romney. in a campaign that left him drained, this emotional video just released of his thank you to staffers in chicago. tears on barack obama's cheeks looking a bit like john boehner. but now they will battle. for the past four years, republicans up here have been super unified. not one defecting in some of the biggest fights. now, even before his second term starts, president obama's vowing to get gop allies for this fight. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> after more than a week of long lines, drivers in new york say the newly implemented gas rationing program appears to be working. it is similar to the program in new jersey. vehicles with odd numbered license plates fill up on monday and vehicles with even numbered plates do the same the next day. only quarter of new york city gas stags are open as that city still recovers from superstorm sandy. wi widespread destruction from that storm will make it the largest relief effort from the red cross since hurricane katrina. >>
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